In remodeling world, you learn several secrets that can save you time and money. One of my all-time favorite and most utilized tip involves updating the kitchen. Whether you’re remodeling for your own home use, preparing for renters, or getting the house ready for a sale, spending time and energy on the kitchen can pay off big time. Here are 7 ways to upgrade your kitchen for incredible results!
- Opt for a While Color Scheme
Nothing looks as fresh or open than when it’s painted in white! The kitchen can be a great place to apply this scheme–not only does it make the room feel larger, but it creates a clean feeling to the space. To start, consider painting the walls and cabinets white.
- Change out the Hardware
While you’re in the process of re-painting the cabinets, change out the existing hardware to a more modern or sleek design. This can be a game-changer when updating the room. For best results, choose the metal or finish that matches the kitchen’s appliances. For example, if you’re range and refrigerator are black, try and install black knobs and drawer pulls.
- Replace the Sink
Old sinks can set a sad stage for a newly updated kitchen. The good news is that replacing the sink or even just it’s faucet, can be an efficient way to add a major improvement.
- Update Appliances, if Possible
If you’re selling the home and looking to profit on the sale, consider upgrading the existing appliances. While you might scoff at the price tag, prospective buyers will be charmed by the newer models. An updated kitchen continues to bring many sellers the best return on their investment. If you can’t upgrade all appliances, choose one or two. You can look for deals at the hardware store or even appliances that were returned or slightly damaged.
- Add a Backsplash
Installing a backsplash to your kitchen is an excellent finishing touch and can bring more focus to your newly painted cabinets. While there are a range of prices and materials to choose for backsplash, the best idea is to find a classic design or color that will give the kitchen a longer value. If you’ve painted the kitchen white, this could be an opportunity to bring color into the kitchen. While you don’t want to scare potential buyers away with intense patterns or hues, finding a neutral or pleasing option can be a great option.
- Add Better Lighting
Chances are, if you’re kitchen needs a serious update, this will also apply to your overhead lighting. Whether your kitchen hosts a ceiling fan or lighting fixture, consider upgrading it to a newer model. This is another inexpensive trick to make your kitchen look more attractive.
- Stage the Space
If you’re preparing for an open house, consider adding a few final details to make the space even more appealing. This can include adding a throw mat below the sink area, placing a bowl of lemons on the counter, and even staging a vase full of fresh flowers. Don’t underestimate the ability of a well-organized room to attract and keep the right kind of buyers. These small touches are the secret to retaining prospective buyers.